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Distribution Advantages of Midwestern Warehousing

A lot of thought and planning goes into warehousing and logistics, regardless of the type of business you might be involved in. For a long time, the Midwest, and Chicago specifically, have been thought of as the ideal places for warehousing. What makes the Midwestern region so special, however, and what makes it the top…
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Why Chicago is a Major Logistics Hub

Ever since the Civil War, Chicago has been the sole center of US manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation. Endless products travel through Chicago, almost every major manufacturer has warehouses there, and for the most part, every large business is looking to Chicago for expansion. But how did it come to all of this? Why is Chicago…
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Produce & Seasonal Capacity

All shippers know their business depends on that particular time of the year. A busy produce season means a lot of work, and with it come challenges like scheduling constraints, increased rates but most importantly, tightened capacity. The relationship between produce and seasonal capacity is very important simply because produce season greatly impacts rates. How…
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The Driver Shortage Facing US Truck Fleets

There’s no doubt that the trucking industry is absolutely critical and essential to the US. It employs a huge number of people and keeps a lot of lucrative national engines greased and running. As of right now, it's never been harder to find good trucking candidates for long-haul rides, despite the extensive efforts of trucking…
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